Sunday, July 29, 2007

A note about the blogroll

Yeah, it changes a lot. In case you're wondering, I thought I'd explain why. It's simple really: I list places I like to go, plus places that link here and/or people who leave comments.

This is a drama-free process.

I like a wide variety of places, for lots of different reasons. Some have wonderfully civil, intelligent discussions going on. Some are engagingly personal and/or full of surprises. Some offer beautiful photos or high-quality, thoughtful writing. Some just make me smile. A few do all of the above. I add new ones as I find them.

Once in a while, I become aware that somebody has linked here, and reciprocating just seems like the polite thing to do. Commenting a few times will get you a link, too (unless they're snarky comments, which will simply be ignored).

Blogs get removed for similarly unexciting reasons: I find I am no longer stopping by the site, or the author has stopped updating it. I do keep those in a Favorites list on my PC, though, and sometimes they get put back on the roll.

I do not check around to see if people have added me or removed me from their lists, so if you've linked to me and not gotten a link back, it's because I don't know about it. Drop me a note and you're in. (Well, probably. I do reserve the right not to link if I don't want to.)

Now, I am aware that some bloggers are pretty particular about the company they keep. Should you be horrified to find your site listed here, again, drop me a note and you're out. No hard feelings, and go in peace.

I tried categorizing the list for a while, but several blogs spanned multiple categories and I got tired of trying to figure out where to put them. As of this writing, you're all on one list in alphabetical order.

So. That's the deal.

Update November 22,2008: Google has a new feature that sorts the blogroll by the most recently posted, and gives a little snippet of the new post. I think that's pretty cool, so that order replaces alphabetical order now. Seems fair.


Tammie Jean said...

How funny! I'd just decided to update my blogroll today...

Martha said...

I've been trying to figure out how to get some organization and control of the blogs I read - it's way, way too many to keep up with all on a regular basis. I like your ideas :-)